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US: DNA test results in $1m worth of textile seizures
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:00 GMT


The development of an Applied DNA Sciences' authentication test has resulted in the seizure of over US$1m worth of mislabelled textiles.
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US: Brown Shoe Co invests in manufacturer Jack Erwin
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:49:00 GMT


Footwear business Brown Shoe Company has invested in high-quality men's shoe manufacturer Jack Erwin.
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US: DNA test results in $1bn worth of textile seizures
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:00 GMT


The development of an Applied DNA Sciences' authentication test has resulted in the seizure of over US$1bn worth of mislabelled textiles.
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BANGLADESH: Alliance partners with NFPA on fire safety pact
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:09:00 GMT


The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is partnering with the US-based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to provide its member factories with information, guidance and access to fire safety training.
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US: Puvvada to head VF jeans wear innovation centre
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:34:00 GMT


Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has tapped Sudhakar Puvvada to the newly-created role of vice president of its Global Jeanswear Innovation Center.
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US: USTR names Holleyman deputy trade representative
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:01:00 GMT


The US Senate has confirmed the appointment of Robert Holleyman as deputy US Trade Representative (USTR) following calls to do so before the election break.
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Top stories this week on just-style...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:22:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that clothing and footwear is the item most purchased online by UK consumers, Adidas defending its position despite investor unrest, and the latest progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.
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ITALY: Prada H1 profit falls on Europe weakness
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:44:00 GMT


Italian fashion house Prada has booked a drop in first-half earnings due to weakness in Europe, and said there are no signs of improvement in the short term.
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UK: Business groups express relief as Scotland votes No
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:00 GMT


UK business associations have expressed their relief as the referendum on Scottish independence resulted in a no vote, meaning they will remain part of the union.
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UK: Pittards optimistic despite H1 declines
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:11:00 GMT


Leather producer Pittards has revealed a drop in first-half earnings but offered an optimistic outlook for the second half.
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FRANCE: Lectra appoints Ingelaere North Europe head
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:20:00 GMT


Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Edwin Ingelaere as its director of Northern Europe.
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Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts in Bangladesh
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:05:00 GMT


A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progress" over the past 12 months - but pulls no punches when it comes to the many challenges that still lie ahead.
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US: L Brands reaps results of strategic investments
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:45:00 GMT


L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has reaped the results of its strategic initiatives, helping the company stay afloat in what analysts say is a sluggish consumer environment.
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UK: French Connection buying director takes Michael Kors role
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:58:00 GMT


Richard Grainer, the director of retail buying and merchandising at UK fashion retailer French Connection has left to take up a position at Michael Kors.
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CHINA: Dye-maker to be shut down for desert pollution
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:39:00 GMT


A textile dye maker in northwest China has been ordered to demolish its factory on the edge of the Tengger Desert after discharging waste water into one of the country's largest deserts for more than a decade.
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US: PrimaLoft renews Oeko-Tex certification
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:50:00 GMT


PrimaLoft has renewed its Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification for its insulations, yarns, and performance down blends.
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US: Brown Shoe Co invests in Jack Erwin
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:49:00 GMT


Footwear business Brown Shoe Company has invested in high-quality men's shoe manufacturer Jack Erwin.
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US: Bill Blass readies for relaunch under COO Goldblatt
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:05:00 GMT


American brand Bill Blass is readying for a relaunch as a global lifestyle brand Bill Blass under the leadership of its newly-named president and chief operating officer, Stuart Goldblatt.
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INDIA: Ministry approves plan for 13 textile parks
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:18:00 GMT


The Indian Government's Ministry of Textiles has approved the development of 13 textile parks.
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US: ITC proceeds with denim patent investigation
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:30:00 GMT


The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has said it will proceed with the launch of an investigation into a patent infringement complaint regarding certain laser abraded denim garments.
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US: Apparel ranks as third-largest re-shored sector
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:43:00 GMT


Apparel manufacturing is the third-largest reshored sector of all industries in the US, after electronics and computers, just-style has been told.
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UK: Clothing and footwear to gain from click & collect growth
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:52:00 GMT


Clothing and footwear is expected to take the lion's share of the significant growth expected in 'click & collect' sales in the UK over the next five years.
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US: Congress urged to confirm trade role before election break
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:15:00 GMT


The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) is calling for the swift appointment of Robert Holleyman as deputy US trade representative (USTR) as negotiations on key free trade agreements enter a "critical juncture".
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SPAIN: Fashion brands defend stance on fur farms
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:10:00 GMT


Following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry, a number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position.
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CHINA: Trial cotton subsidy scheme gets underway
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:56:00 GMT


New - albeit sketchy - details are starting to emerge on a draft cotton policy being trialled with Chinese cotton farmers in the region of Xinjiang, which will pay subsidies when the market price falls below a pre-set benchmark.
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US: Dollar General "committed" despite rival rejection
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:55:00 GMT


Dollar General has once again reaffirmed its commitment to acquiring Family Dollar Stores, which has advised shareholders to reject a tender offer from its rival.
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UK: Fashion sourcing event includes men's wear debate
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:01:00 GMT


A near-shore fashion sourcing event set to take place later this month will include a debate on the challenges and opportunities for men's wear.
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SPAIN: Fashion brands defend position over animal abuse claims
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:10:00 GMT


A number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry.
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US: Imposes security checks on ships from Cambodia ports
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:41:00 GMT


The US has imposed stringent security checks on ships that have called at a Cambodian port.
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UK: French Connection remains "work-in-progress"
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:12:00 GMT


French Connection has narrowed its loss in the first half as initiatives to turnaround the UK fashion apparel retailer continue to gain traction but remain a "work-in-progress".
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UK: M&S drives expansion with Scandinavian stores
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:41:00 GMT


As part of its international growth strategy to open 250 new international stores by 2016, Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to expand into Scandinavia via a franchise agreement.
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AUSTRALIA: Oroton Group in double-digit FY profit growth
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:06:00 GMT


Australian apparel, footwear and accessories retailer Oroton Group has booked a double-digit increase in full-year profit, helped by strong revenue growth.
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COLOMBIA: Denim expert Adriano Goldschmied joins IAF convention
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:05:00 GMT


Adriano Goldschmied, the creator of iconic denim lines Diesel, Replay and AG Adriano Goldschmied and adviser to many other denim brands, is joining the speaker line-up at the annual IAF World Fashion convention taking place later this month.
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NICARAGUA: AAFA emphasises urgency of renewing TPL
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:31:00 GMT


The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has emphasised the importance of Congress renewing the Nicaragua TPL trade agreement for US textile jobs, as the expiration date nears.
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GERMANY: Cotton made in Africa revenues exceed EUR1m
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:37:00 GMT


The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative designed to help African cotton farmers, generated licensing revenues of more than EUR1m (US$1.3m) for the first time last year, with more than 85,000 tons of cotton sold through the scheme.
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US: JD Sports should capitalise on Europe opportunity
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:49:00 GMT


After seeing a substantial increase in sports retail profits over the last year, JD Sports now has the opportunity to push ahead with developing its concept in Europe, analysts have said.
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US: Under Armour "resonating strongly" with consumers
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:21:00 GMT


The latest findings from an ongoing survey into the popularity of US athletic footwear and apparel brands suggest there has been a huge leap for Under Armour among female consumers.
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India's labour law reforms edge a step closer
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:23:00 GMT


The Indian government's promised reform of the country's labour laws has moved a step closer with the publication of a list of interim plans.
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US: Neiman Marcus swings to Q4 loss
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:30:00 GMT


Upscale department store retailer Neiman Marcus Group has swung to a loss in its fourth-quarter due to an increase in interest expenses and flat margins.
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US: Apparel prices decline in August
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:57:00 GMT


Apparel prices in the US dropped in August, following three consecutive months of growth, according to new figures.
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US: Skechers files patent lawsuit against DB Shoe Co
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:42:00 GMT


Footwear business Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against rival DB Shoe Company for selling footwear that it claims infringes on its Go Walk product line.
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BANGLADESH: Authorities urged to tackle ongoing safety issues
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:01:00 GMT


Authorities in Bangladesh have been urged to start making plans to ensure building and fire safety in the ready-made garment industry is upheld once the current support from external stakeholders comes to an end.
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US: Timberland sets sights on $3.1bn revenues by 2019
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:02:00 GMT


Outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel brand Timberland is on track to grow revenues by $1.4bn over the next five years, parent company VF Corporation said today (17 September).
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CAMBODIA: Union members detained amid wage campaign
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:04:00 GMT


Two Cambodian trade union members were detained this morning (17 September) and soldiers mobilised as garment workers campaigned for a rise in the minimum wage.
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EUROPE: 'Source it' adds another dimension to Texprocess fair
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:21:00 GMT


Organisers of next year's Texprocess trade fair are hoping to help apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers navigate a range of industry challenges, including new sources of production and technologies to help improve productivity.
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ANALYSIS: Retailers voice concerns on Scottish independence
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:51:00 GMT


Ahead of Scotland's crucial referendum vote taking place tomorrow (18 September), retailers have weighed into the debate about the long-term implications if the country decides to go independent, and the impact it will have on their businesses. Katie Smith takes a closer look.
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CHINA: Ultrasonic execs disappear along with company cash
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:50:00 GMT


Two of the top executives at Ultrasonic AG, a Germany-listed footwear firm based in China, have disappeared - along with most of the company's cash funds.
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UK: New Look taps Mason as non-exec chairman
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:34:00 GMT


UK fashion retailer New Look has tapped former Matalan and Levi Strauss executive Paul Mason as its new non-executive chairman.
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UK: Factory gate prices rise for apparel
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:46:00 GMT


The output price index for goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices - fell 0.3% in the year to August, but saw a rise in apparel prices.
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FRANCE: Comptoir des Cotonniers CEO Pedot departs
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:38:00 GMT


Fast Retailing group executive director Nancy Pedot has stepped down after less than a year in the role to pursue career opportunities outside of the Japanese retailer.
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BANGLADESH: Tuba workers "set deadline" for compensation
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:44:00 GMT


Tuba Group workers are understood to have set a 25 September deadline for the Bangladesh government to pay their compensation or face demonstrations before Eid.
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EGYPT: Factory collapse kills 6 workers
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:42:00 GMT


Six people are reported to have been killed at the weekend when a textile dyeing facility collapsed near the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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US: Wolverine debuts flame resistant apparel line
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:50:00 GMT


Wolverine Worldwide's namesake workwear clothing and footwear brand has launched a flame resistant apparel line which it claims uses fewer toxic chemicals than similar products.
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UK: Sainsbury's tops poll of favourite fashion retailers
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:10:00 GMT


In a recent survey of 6,000 consumers by retail analysts Conlumino, Sainsbury's topped the poll as the nation's favourite fashion retailer. We take a look at some of the other shops who came out on top.
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SPAIN: Inditex books "strong" H1 despite sales decline
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:24:00 GMT


Spanish retailer Inditex delivered a "strong" set of first-half results as better cost control offset weaker gross margin, according to one analyst, despite a drop in sales.
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CANADA: Government urged to support Rana Plaza victims
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:50:00 GMT


Over 50 organisations have called on the Canadian government to publicly urge companies to support survivors of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza tragedy.
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UK: Factory gate prices fall despite apparel growth
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:46:00 GMT


The output price index for goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices - fell 0.3% in the year to August, despite a rise in apparel prices.
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UK: JD Sports shares climb on "record" H1
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:46:00 GMT


JD Sports Fashion saw its share price climb over 4% in early trading as the UK retailer revealed a "record" set of first-half results that beat market expectations.
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JD Sports H1 trading update: What the analysts say
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:54:00 GMT


UK retailer JD Sports Fashion this morning (17 September) revealed a "record" set of first-half results that beat market expectations. But while the group saw momentum picked up at its Outdoor arm, and strong progress was made at its UK and European sports fascias, JD continues to experience difficulties at its fashion unit. Overall, analysts offered a positive view of the trading update.
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UK: UKFT appoints chairman as Peter Lucas steps down
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:31:00 GMT


The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has appointed a new chairman to take over from outgoing executive Peter Lucas.
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US: Men's Wearhouse promotes Blake to president
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:18:00 GMT


Formal clothing specialist Men's Wearhouse has appointed Mary Beth Blake as its president and chief merchandising officer.
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UK: UKFT appoints chairman as Lucas steps down
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:31:00 GMT


The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has appointment a new chairman to take over from outgoing chief Peter Lucas.
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FRANCE: Jean Paul Gaultier to quit ready-to-wear business
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:54:00 GMT


Jean-Paul Gaultier is to shutter its ready-to-wear business in a bid to stem the French fashion label's losses, expected to lead to around 40 job cuts.
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ITALY: Miroglio Group develops supply chain platform
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:10:00 GMT


Textile firm Miroglio Group has developed a service business platform designed to give added value to the production chain through an organisational aggregation of its players.
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UK: Conference to assess fashion's next frontiers
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:46:00 GMT


Ground-breaking developments set to shape retail, manufacturing and the supply chain will be the focus of a fashion industry conference set to take place in the UK next month.
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UK: N Brown on track despite "mellow" H1 performance
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:25:00 GMT


Internet and catalogue retailer N Brown Group says it remains on track to deliver its full-year forecasts, despite a "mellow" first-half performance as it implements its long-term growth strategy.
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N Brown H1 trading update: What the analysts say
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:46:00 GMT


Home shopping group N Brown this morning (16 September) reported a "mellow" first-half performance, with sales slipping as it continues with a number of strategic changes. While some analysts described the results as "disappointing", others remained upbeat about the retailer's future growth, forecasting a "healthier" second-half.
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SWEDEN: H&M to work with ILO on sustainable supply chains
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:09:00 GMT


Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has forged a "unique" partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote sustainable global supply chains in the global garment industry.
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BANGLADESH: Apparel exports up marginally in July-August
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:19:00 GMT


Bangladesh's apparel exports edged up by 1.7% in the first two months of the current fiscal year as buyers continue to remain cautious following last year's factory safety issues and subsequent strikes and disruption as a pay rise was negotiated for apparel workers.
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GERMANY: Adidas defends position despite investor unrest
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:10:00 GMT


Adidas has moved to defend its position over reports the sporting goods giant has received pressure from investors to accelerate a turnaround and consider replacing its chief executive.
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SWEDEN: H&M goes green with Conscious Denim
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:23:00 GMT


Fashion retailer H&M is expanding its eco-friendly Conscious Collections with the launch of a new denim range that uses more sustainable materials and environmentally-friendly production processes.
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NETHERLANDS: Scotch & Soda selects PLM to support growth
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:52:00 GMT


Dutch fashion company Scotch & Soda has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software to help support its growth and geographical expansion.
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US: Wolverine Worldwide appoints Sperry Top-Sider head
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:19:00 GMT


US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has made two management appointments that it says will significantly strengthen the company's brand leadership.
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ROMANIA: Topp Textile to take over Ploucquet waistband site
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:34:00 GMT


German textile specialist Ploucquet Group is selling its European waistband business in Romania to Gerhard Topp, in what the two companies say marks the start of a new long-term strategic alliance.
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US: Neiman Marcus to buy online retailer Mytheresa.com
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:44:00 GMT


Upscale department store retailer Neiman Marcus Group is expanding its international reach with the purchase of the mytheresa.com global online luxury business.
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